A look through Aurel Schmidt’s 2007 book published by TV Books.
Every morning Bill Plympton wakes up at six, goes to his drawing board, gets a piece of bond and a No. 2 pencil and sits down to the business of animating the indelible, noirish figures that have garnered cult status as Plymptoons. What began in high school with drawings of bugs and plants for the Portland Yellow Pages has grown into an empire that encompasses political cartoons, animated shorts, features, advertisements, music videos (his first for Madonna; his latest for Kanye), and a forthcoming Rizzoli book (Independently Animated: Bill Plympton) with a Terry Gilliam forward. Along the way he’s filled his shelves full of awards, not to mention earned two Oscar nods. On the eve of the release of his latest feature, Idiots & Angels, we caught up with the industrious illustrator at his Chelsea studio to talk about the new feature, working with Kanye (vs. Weird Al), and what’s really going down on the animator groupie circuit.
photographs by David Potes
We are pleased to present our 171st installment of Sound Advice featuring Handselecta. Created in 2003 by Christian Acker, Handselecta is a project to create authentic and usable fonts based upon graffiti hand styles. The culmination of this project is the 2013 book Flip the Script, A Guide Book For Aspiring Vandals and Typographers.
Sound Advice 171
01. Apache by Incredible Bongo Band
02. Out Ta Bomb by Lordz Of Brooklyn
03. Hard Times by Baby Huey
04. Return Of The Funky Man by Lord Finesse
05. Check Tha Resume by Grand Puba
06. Forty Days by Billy Brooks
07. The White Moses by Beezwax
08. Speaker Breaker by Ray Barbee Meets The Mattson 2
09. Skillz by Gang Starr
10. Beautiful Music by Action Bronson
11. Summer In The City by Quincy Jones
12. Wrong Side of Da Tracks by Artifacts
13. Give It Up by Lee Dorsey
14. Easy Star by Poor Righteous Teachers
15. Sport by Lightnin’ Rod
16. The Only One by The Black Keys
17. Music Man by Pleasure
18. Groovin’ by Willie Mitchell
19. Flip The Script (Outro)
Published by Morel Books, Hester is Asger Carlsen’s latest monograph focusing on his disturbingly lovely series of nudes.
“It’s about a race war and it happens in Florida. And the Jewish people sit in trees. And the black people are run by M.C. Hammer. And the whites are run by Vanilla Ice. I wanted to write the Great American Choose Your Own Adventure novel”
“sex; contemplation; beauty; bite; weed, hilarity; terror; intimidation; inspiration; canon; history; cartography; stupefied; bonafide.”
Some great titles coming out this year.
We’ve been huge fans of Jerry Hsu’s photography for a second. So when images of his new book arrived in our inbox, we were stoked. Published through SPA, The Killing Season chronicles Jerry’s 3-week motorcycle ride across Vietnam. More info on the book here.
This is a really elegant book focusing on KAWS’ exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Peep the book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks here
The accompanying book to the landmark exhibition at the Corcoran delves even further into culture in the Nation’s Capital with over 1000 images contained in 320 pages. Roger Gastman is a king of compilation.